Category: Stig Olav Kasin

Unleashing the world of hybrid games – Our investment in PortalOne


This post is by David Ola from Seedcamp


Gaming is cool again – Sandbox games like Roblox have shown that more than ever, people are excited to immerse themselves in a virtual world with limitless possibilities. Gaming is a medium that allows for a unique method of storytelling, exploration and entertainment. There is a genre of game for everyone and at Seedcamp, we’re particularly passionate about a growing category of games that marry various elements of media, both in the virtual and real worlds – hybrid games. Ready to release your inner gamer? Step in PortalOne, the Norway-based company is on a mission to launch a whole new category of entertainment that seamlessly mixes games with live shows which are embedded directly inside the games.

CoFounders of PortalOne: Stig Olav Kasin (left) and Bård Anders Kasin (right). Photo Credit: Magnus Peter Harnes

We’re thrilled to back Bård Anders Kasin and Stig Olav Kasin in a $15m seed round with participation from Founders Fund, TQ Ventures, Coatue Management, Signia Venture Partners, Talis Capital, SNÖ Ventures, Rogue Ventures, Atari and ARRI. A few amazing angels in the round include the founders of Twitch, Blizzard and Riot Games. 

“To get such strong backing from so many industry innovators at such an early stage of this journey is something you can only dream of.”

Bård Anders Kasin, Co-Founder and CEO

“We are incredibly fortunate to have been joined by a number of true icons and visionaries who immediately grasped the unique potential of PortalOne,” Co-Founder and CEO Bard notes. “To get (Read more...)

Unleashing the world of hybrid games – Our investment in PortalOne


This post is by David Ola from Seedcamp


Gaming is cool again – Sandbox games like Roblox have shown that more than ever, people are excited to immerse themselves in a virtual world with limitless possibilities. Gaming is a medium that allows for a unique method of storytelling, exploration and entertainment. There is a genre of game for everyone and at Seedcamp, we’re particularly passionate about a growing category of games that marry various elements of media, both in the virtual and real worlds – hybrid games. Ready to release your inner gamer? Step in PortalOne, the Norway-based company is on a mission to launch a whole new category of entertainment that seamlessly mixes games with live shows which are embedded directly inside the games.

CoFounders of PortalOne: Stig Olav Kasin (left) and Bård Anders Kasin (right). Photo Credit: Magnus Peter Harnes

We’re thrilled to back Bård Anders Kasin and Stig Olav Kasin in a $15m seed round with participation from Founders Fund, TQ Ventures, Coatue Management, Signia Venture Partners, Talis Capital, SNÖ Ventures, Rogue Ventures, Atari and ARRI. A few amazing angels in the round include the founders of Twitch, Blizzard and Riot Games. 

“To get such strong backing from so many industry innovators at such an early stage of this journey is something you can only dream of.”

Bård Anders Kasin, Co-Founder and CEO

“We are incredibly fortunate to have been joined by a number of true icons and visionaries who immediately grasped the unique potential of PortalOne,” Co-Founder and CEO Bard notes. “To get (Read more...)